Bell Canada Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
379 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance and opportunities for career growth through training and mentoring programs (in 18 reviews)

  • Good environment, Somewhat relaxed atmosphere, interesting projects to work on, good benefits (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is a real challenge with Bell undergoing the growth they are experiencing (in 16 reviews)

  • They are more geared towards sales than customer service (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    awesome colleges great environment and good starting pay

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    Current Employee - Associate Control Centre  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Control Centre in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good office environment, great colleagues and decent pay

    Cons

    the choice of hours and time off is not the greatest for new kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell us what todo but do not micromanage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No Loyality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good salary, here is a gym, restaurant and very butiful place on the nuuns islan

    Cons

    No Loyality, No Employees recognition for their successes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, dont forget that your employees need motivation and recognition and not just a time-sheet to fill...

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good Benefits
    Awesome vacation plan

    Cons

    Long hours at times and some job frustration at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Specialiste ( Coordination)  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Training Specialiste ( Coordination) in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, lots of challenges , fast paste

    Cons

    Too slow to react, lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate faster, be more transparent

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great team with good challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Manager  in  Laval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Manager in Laval, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging projects, good base salary when hired, good carreer possibilities, great team spirit.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to achieve agressive objectives, old systems and applications, workload sometimes excessive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to off load managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of very smart people trying very hard to overcome a lot of corporate baggage.

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect - Pre-sales Engineering (Business Markets - FIN & Ins )  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Architect - Pre-sales Engineering (Business Markets - FIN & Ins ) in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Extremely good at managing existing business products - Operations and Integration teams are top-notch. Kick-ass network: only coast-to-coast-to-USA pure 100Gb.

    Cons

    Product development lags IT industry - late to datacenters; late to cloud adoption. Products tend to be cookie-cutter and not very sophisticated. Astronomical costs structure for "one-offing" products to meet actual needs of clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a much more flexible take-to-market product mentality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Services

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, Somewhat relaxed atmosphere, interesting projects to work on, good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes must work at night

  9.  

    Big Telco

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong Branding in the consumer market

    Cons

    Not focus on customer satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn and evolve.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loyalty Agent  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Loyalty Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well structured,and well supported by management to attain both professional and personal goals. Great benefits package including medical coverage, dental, contributions to both the pension fund and shares of the company. Good pay,and real incentive packages.

    Cons

    The complexity of the different computer interactions and the constant changes to these make it difficult for the front line agents to give their best to the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify your systems for the front end users.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cost cutting gone overboard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits packages and training opportunities are great. High performance culture is stimulating. Lots of opportunity to learn and grow in a cutting edge industry.

    Cons

    - High performance culture coupled with aggressive cost cutting over the last 10 years has resulted in an increasingly stressful work environment.
    - Recent removal of teleworking options are a further strain on work life balance.
    - Bell-curving at bonus time means that if too many managers perform too well, you are likely not to be compensated according to your true performance.
    - Work life balance is promoted as being important, however insufficient resources mean that any manager with a good work ethic will put in extra hours and put off taking vacation because there is so much work to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Curb resource reductions to ensure longer term success for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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